Mitchell: Settlement freeze must continue
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Atilla Somfalvi - (Analysis) September 14, 2010 - 12:00am

SHARM EL-SHEIKH – US special envoy George Mitchell said Tuesday that the West Bank settlement construction freeze must continue, despite being a sensitive political issue in Israel. Speaking at a press conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Mitchell said the new round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations was moving in the right direction, but offered no evidence of progress on the hard issue of Jewish settlements. He clarified that the parties must continue the negotiations, which would remain discreet, adding that the direct talks were crucial for both sides.

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